The Nominations for the 59th Primetime Emmy® Awards will be announced Thursday, July 19, at 5:35 AM PT from the Goldenson Theatre on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences plaza in North Hollywood and according to Variety, here the contenders list for Comedy supporting actress for an Emmy nomination:
Jenna Fischer, “The Office”: Fischer shines in putting her character Pam’s internal battle over her tortured love life on display each week. On a rare half-hour with multiple comedy actress contenders, Fischer leads the way.
Alyson Hannigan, “How I Met Your Mother”: Never nominated for an Emmy despite her respected work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Mother,” Hannigan keeps the comic wheels turning on the relationship-driven CBS sitcom.
Melora Hardin, “The Office”: Hardin’s scenes as the beleaguered superior (and lover) of Steve Carell’s Michael Scott have been so winning, her only problem has been not being in every episode.
Elizabeth Perkins, “Weeds”: Mary-Louise Parker may be the star, but Perkins, at least up to now, is the breakout thesp awards-wise. With two Globe noms and one Emmy nom, voters are impressed with Perkins’ turn as the unstable suburban mom.
Jamie Pressly, “My Name Is Earl”: Nominated last year, Pressly hasn’t lost any of her “oh, snap” as Joy. Though the show itself seems to have lost a little of its freshman luster, Pressly has crackled on.